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Tekawelt

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Occurrence number: 
105-00-005
Country: 
Mali
Location: 
Longitude: 0.08, Latitude: 20.22

This is a 1.5 km diameter intrusion of rodbergite (hematite and ferrocarbonatite) that lies along a fault extending north from the Adiounedj (No. 105-00-006) complex. Another small such body is indicated on a map in Liegeois et al. (1991, Fig. 5) as occurring along the same fault between Adiounedj and Tekawelt. No petrographic details have been found.

References: 
LIEGOIS, J.P., SAUVAGE, J.F. and BLACK, R. 1991. The Permo-Jurassic alkaline province of Tadhak, Mali: geology, geochronology and tectonic significance. Lithos, 27: 95-105.
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